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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,192 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,192
Reviews: 1,317
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 235
Gots: 484 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No absence of hops gives Founders' robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect.

45 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-11-2003)
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Ratings: 5,192 | Reviews: 1,317 | Display Reviews Only:
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

07-21-2013 14:32:58 | More by mwbrady12
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EB1

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

09-28-2013 19:49:51 | More by EB1
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-15-2012 23:53:40 | More by pearljam118
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cavedave

New York

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A vigorous pour produces three fingers of thick beige/brown foam atop an opaque, darkest brown beauty.

Dark caramel, pumpernickel bread, roasty malt, bitter chocolate and coffee hints produce a wonderful, if light/medium strength, aroma.

Wonderful simple taste. It starts with the chocolate malt and sweet grabbing some clean deeper roast notes, and picking up a bit of fruity tart and coffee to end with the bitter of the roast and some light herbal hop bitter balancing. Nice finish of clean simplicity that straddles the fence between juicy and dry for a porter.

Medium carb, light bodied, perhaps a bit less viscous than better offerings in this style, and finish that also is less complex and fine than others.

A marvelous working man's porter, gives its all and is solid and satisfying without being complex nor astonishing.

Serving type: growler

06-17-2011 21:07:30 | More by cavedave
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Callmecoon

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-05-2012 06:13:38 | More by Callmecoon
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rdooley

Texas

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-19-2013 00:41:32 | More by rdooley
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chcfan

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-28-2011 13:32:35 | More by chcfan
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GuttaMane138

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-23-2013 15:52:03 | More by GuttaMane138
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JCam9981

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-28-2013 00:26:36 | More by JCam9981
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

4.86/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours deep black with medium brown head that persists. Initial aroma is fragrant flowery but this quickly disappears after tasting to become intense chocolate, roasted coffee and malt. Full bodied mouthfeel. Taste is well balanced with a strong, yet not overwhelming, coffee flavor. The hops were not evident even though the IBU stated on label implies a high level of 45.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 18:04:52 | More by wattoclone
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Radome

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

05-02-2014 04:16:10 | More by Radome
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jriggins6

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-07-2011 17:32:12 | More by jriggins6
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gmfessen

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, Founders Porter is nearly black in the glass with only the slightest dark brown hues around the edge when held to the light. The head is thick and heavy - slow to subside, mocha in color and leaves nice gobs of sticky lacing on the glass as the beer is consumed. The nose is all roasty malt; coffee, chocolate, caramel and black patent are all present - slightly burnt and acrid smelling. The flavor is much the same with the little bit of caramel(y) sweetness coming through slightly and quickly on the onset, quickly followed by the darker roasted flavors of coffee and chocolate and then finally finishes with the acrid, burnt bitterness that leaves the mouth dry. Mouthfeel is medium to full in body with a adequate yet thin head; finish is very dry as previously noted. Overall a good beer but not on my list of beers I'd buy from Founders.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 01:18:04 | More by gmfessen
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MordorMongo


4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-13-2013 19:58:56 | More by MordorMongo
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ant880

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-19-2013 16:48:22 | More by ant880
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Googs

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-19-2013 06:03:02 | More by Googs
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BeastLU

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-12-2013 23:41:56 | More by BeastLU
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brentblack1

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-25-2013 00:57:12 | More by brentblack1
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-07-2012 22:13:33 | More by 4ster
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

10-29-2012 05:02:49 | More by HumphreyLee
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Artjsantos

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-20-2014 20:37:06 | More by Artjsantos
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-30-2014 02:19:41 | More by Stum-pub
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Focusf111

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

08-07-2012 16:55:22 | More by Focusf111
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phingdong

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

08-21-2012 02:37:32 | More by phingdong
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throwback

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-22-2011 15:05:56 | More by throwback
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,192 ratings.